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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.3

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    arthritis, black-legged, erythema, kerosene, midwest, migrans, painless, repellant, swelling, palsy, commonly, petroleum, facial, achy, occasionally, cases
     content words:    Old Lyme, In April, In September


Lyme Disease
By Jennifer Kenny
  

1     Have you ever heard of Lyme disease? Did you ever wonder why your parents are concerned about something with such a silly name?
 
2     Lyme disease is an infection caused by bacteria carried by some ticks. Where did that funny sounding name come from? It is named after the place it was first discovered - Old Lyme, Connecticut.
 
3     What are ticks and why would something they carry bother us? Ticks are tiny, eight-legged arthropods. They may be as small as the head of a pin. Usually, ticks feed on animals such as mice, dogs, or horses. However, certain deer ticks and western black-legged ticks occasionally latch onto people.

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